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Visit our 'Kuralai' website to find out about our Alternative livelihood project in Uzbekistan, where local women are creating beautiful traditionally embroidered bags to help save saigas.

Crisis Fundraising Appeal

A sudden, mysterious outbreak of disease currently threatens the saiga’s existence.
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More than 120,000 saigas have been confirmed dead in central Kazakhstan; more than a third of the global population.

This is a major blow for conservation efforts given that saigas have in the past ten years only just started to recover from a global population size of less than 50,000 animals following a 95% crash in numbers.

Please help us raise funds to carry out urgent actions to save saigas

Saigas are one of the most threatened species on the planet. Their numbers declined by 95% in just 15 years.

The Saiga Conservation Alliance (SCA) is committed to saving the critically endangered saiga antelope from imminent extinction. We are a long-standing network of scientists and conservationists who work across saiga range states on grassroots projects informed by sound science. At the SCA we believe in bringing stakeholders together to emphasize human needs and to act as a catalyst for sustainable conservation solutions.
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News

27.05.2016

Small Grants Programme

Announcement of SCA Small Grants programme Generously funded by CMS and WCN

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19.05.2016

Saiga Day in Uzbekistan

In the beginning of May, traditional Saiga Day festivities, much loved by children and adults alike were held in Uzbekistan.

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14.05.2016

UK scientists join field expedition to saiga calving sites

As saiga calving season nears, our team of scientists heads out to Kazakhstan to monitor the events. Read Dr. Eric Morgan's first blog...

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25.04.2016

Saiga News celebrates it's tenth anniversary

Saiga News celebrates it's tenth anniversary with a new look!

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More news, and back issues of our biannual newsletter Saiga News, is available on our News page.